Name: Stan W Tait
Medium: Fine Sterling Silver Jewellery
How long have you worked in this medium? 42 years.
Were you formally trained or self-taught? Self taught and began my career in Vancouver. Was influenced by the West Coast Native designers.
What do you love about your medium? Creating new designs and the ability to form art out of pure creativity.
What is your least favourite aspect of your medium? Does not apply. I love all aspects.
What do you listen to when you’re working in the studio? For 41 years CBC. Currently various podcasts like This American Life, Wayne Dyer and Invisibilia.
Favourite things to do when you’re not working in the studio? Recording my original music. I have been a working musician for over 50 years.
Favourite artist/craftsperson of all time and why? John Lennon. Pure creativity and insight.
Favourite book? The Prophet.
How long have you lived in Muskoka? 32 years.
Favourite restaurants in Muskoka? Wabora, R & L Pasta and the Thirsty Judge.
Favourite road to drive in Muskoka? Highway 141 to Rosseau.
Favourite place to hike, bike or walk in Muskoka? By the falls near downtown Bracebridge and Huckleberry Rock.
If you weren’t an artist/craftsperson, what would you be instead? Studio musician and poet.
Visit Stan's Artist Page to learn more about his work.
('Ask the Artist' is an ongoing Q&A series that provides a little bit of insight into the lives of the members of the Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour)